The Milwaukee ELCA Glocal Mission Gathering bring together congregational teams and leaders for worship, workshops, and sharing around global and local mission.
God’s work in mission always propels us to encounter the neighbor, particularly in the stranger. ELCA Glocal Mission Gatherings equip us for God’s work in today’s global and local realities as well as their “glocal” intersections.
What is mission? Who is the neighbor? Let’s consider these questions together as they relate to our migrating and immigrating world. Come, join us for mission conversations around the realities of the world we live in today.
In depth workshops build team members’ capacity for work and service within one specific area of mission. Skill-building workshops at your event will include: (click the title of the workshop to see it’s description & presenter(s))
Cross-Generational EngagementEmpower youth and all ages within the congregation for a local and global connection. Discover ways to meaningfully weave all generations into the life of mission. This workshop offers approaches beyond traditional, age-segregated classroom settings, and is intended for Sunday school teachers, youth and children ministers, parents, godparents, and all caring adults.
Presenter: Linda Staats (Churchwide)
Glocal Mission 101: Practicing With Accompaniment LensesIn this workshop, we will explore and practice with new “lenses” that widen our view of mission no matter where it takes place. Whether your interest is global mission or local mission, you will leave with a new “prescriptions” as well as techniques to help others in your congregation engage in mission through these powerful lenses.
Presenters: Rhonda Hill, Mary Campbell (GMS) & Julie Rowe (Churchwide)
Growing a Missional CongregationThis workshop offers the Biblical and theological foundation and effective strategies for creating a “missional climate” in congregations that will foster strategic outreach into the community with intentional conversations cross-culturally. The connections between hospitality, mission and accompaniment will be made and exercises from the resource “Talking Together As Christians Cross-Culturally” will be experienced.
Presenter: Pongsak Lim (Churchwide)
Music and MissionEmbrace and welcome all people through inclusive worship and music . Explore global and local context in our sacred speech and song. This workshop focuses on using creative liturgy and global music, to communicate mission in the congregation. It is designed for musicians and worship leaders.
Presenters: Mikyoung Park and Mark Abelsen with help from other musicians (Churchwide)
Radical HospitalityJoin members of The 99 Collective as we advocate, practice and struggle to live lives of Radical Hospitality. This group of young adult leaders is working to facilitate and inspire the church as we connect, experiment and act in response to the love of God. Learn about this new collection of young adult leaders who are taking the wisdom and justice tradition of the Lutheran church and running with it. Check us out ahead of time at the99collective.com. All are welcome!
Presenter: Tracy Apps (GMS, the 99 collective)
Short Term MissionEnter into a new understanding of global and local community through short-term mission trips. Learn how to approach planning, travel, and return with a focus on developing intentional and meaningful relationships, both within and between communities. This workshop addresses practical and conceptual aspects of short-term mission travel and the development of a local missional community, and is intended for members of supporting communities and congregations, travelers, and planners.
Presenters: Sudan Mission Team (SCWIS) & Rozella White (Churchwide)
Social ActionEquip yourself with resources to effectively mobilize your congregation to act through service, giving, advocacy, and lifestyle choices. Learn about the root causes of hunger and poverty. Learn about advocacy as a tool for helping our neighbor. This workshop surveys practical approaches to social justice, and is geared toward people with beginning to moderate experience in justice work.
Presenters: Amy Johnson (LOPPW) Eric Peterson & Joe Young (Churchwide)
Stewardship: Embracing the Gifts of DiversityAs we carry out God’s mission in the world, we strive to be good stewards of the abundant resources we have been blessed with. This workshop will cover how to nurture and nourish a spirit for ministry and generosity within your congregation and community.
Presenter: Sara Yotter (SCWIS)
Each congregational team member attends only 1 skill-building workshop. Maximize your learning by bringing 1 team member for each workshop.
Cost? Just $35/person! (That includes meals)
We have negotiated a room rate of $99/Double Queen or King room at Comfort Inn Suites Milwaukee Airport. Please call to make reservations: 414-570-1111. Please use the room block name “Glocal Milwaukee.” Reservations include:
- early check-in on August 24
- free shuttle to and from the event on August 24 and August 25
- free continental breakfast
- free happy hour on August 24
Deadline to make reservations with our discounted rate is Friday, August 10, 2012.
If you have questions about housing, please contact Kate Mattson at the Greater Milwaukee Synod Office: 414-671-1212 or email@example.com.
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